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Convinces Americans of the strength of their economy and urges them to support their government and help pay off the national deby by purchasing U.S. Savings Bonds. Animation: Pelican Films. Original Story and Narration: John R. (?). Special Effects: Vicoart Inc. Music: Robert Velase(?). Creative Guidance: Martin E. Miller of the U.S. Treasury Department.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Producer: Enos (Brandt) Associates
Sponsor: Life Magazine / U.S. Treasury Department
Audio/Visual: Sd, C
Keywords: Economics; Patriotism; Consumerism
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: Induction Cooktop
This Duxtop is my 2nd induction cooktop. The 1st one is working fine, but has only 1300W. I did enjoy the no flame heating of induction cooking, but the other big advantage of induction cooking device is the fast heating, which is missing with my 1300W cooktop. Now I have this more powerful duxtop cooker, I can tell you the cooking speed is really amazing. How fast is it? I did a test heating up the same amount of water using 1300w induction cooktop and my 1800w duxtop. It took the 1300w 6mins to boil the water, but it took duxtop only 2mins and 40secs to boil the same amount of water. That is over 100% percent saving of your precious time. If you are looking for a powerful and reliable induction cooktop or just want to see if induction cooking technology is something you may interested in, I will recommend this duxtop Induction Cooktop.
Subject: No Argument Here
180 degrees from the present day mantra: spend it even if you dont have it! China needs the business and we can always print more money. And if you save it, we'll take it away from ya.
Christine Hennig -
Subject: No Ma and Pa Kettle Here, I'm Afraid
The egg of the title is a nest egg of U.S. Savings bonds. This film tries to attribute the postwar prosperity of the 50s entirely to the Savings Bond program, which is laughable, to say the least. Beyond that, though, this film is a great snapshot of 50s attitudes towards its own time. Postwar prosperity is presented as a natural outgrowth of the American way of life (read: capitalism) and the optimistic idea that it will never end is not questioned. This seems particularly naïve when they talk about inflation. For all that, its not very campy, really, but it does give you a good look at the 50s mindset. And it has lots of that 50s cute-style animation, too.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ***.
Steve Nordby -
Subject: Keeping Bank Ownership of America In Line
Promotes US Savings Bonds as an ultra patriotic and wise financial investment. Tries to illustrate it's point with simplistic animation to explain how the government finances its debt, and that increasing government debt means greater control of America by banks unless people buy Savings Bonds. Explains that Savings Bonds are just a continuation of WWII War Bonds, that is, buying bonds makes America more secure by financing the military, an indispensible condition for prosperity. The president of Burroughs orates (poorly) on how buying bonds helps make America strong so his company can compete in the marketplace, and how the payroll savings plan helps employees too. A Burroughs worker then reads (VERY poorly) the cue cards while explaining how savings bonds helped him buy a house and a new heating system for it. And his kids... "it won't be long before they're goin' to college age". Seems, at the end, to be promoting the all-white Christian America loved by white Christian Americans.
If you love America, buy Bonds, or
If distrust the big banks, buy Bonds, or
If you support the military, buy Bonds, or
If you believe in free enterprise, buy Bonds, or
If you care about your employees, help them buy Bonds, or
If you care about your children, buy Bonds, or
If you want America white and Christian, buy Bonds.
How could anyone argue with that?
Subject: Spolied Egg
This blithering short about how IMPORTANT it is to get a nest egg NOW and use SAVINGS BONDS to do it, just doesn't know when to let up. Although it has some great images of America at Work, rest and play, and some strangely great primitive animation, the film hardly held my interest.